Sandra Salaices received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Ceramics from The University of Texas at El Paso, in 2017. From 2017-2018 she was the Artist-in-Residence at Southwest School of Art where she taught and kept a full-time studio practice. She founded her own studio after finishing her residency in 2018 and now works and lives in Mexico.
Sandra’s work is informed by the hues and symbiosis of lichen of the Chihuahuan desert. Their dual nature influences her creative and studio practice. She developed a technique to fabricate three-dimensional forms with steel mesh, reinforced by filling the cells with vitreous enamel. A rudimentary but effective version of Plique-à-jour.
With the concept of duality and interconnectedness, she creates pieces that invite contemplation of the light and shadow within and to reflect for a moment about the oneness of all beings.